Himalayan Monal, Barbara Haviland

This bird was colorful and someone sent it to me to paint

The Himalayan monal, also known as the Impeyan monal and Impeyan pheasant, is a bird in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as the danphe

Apr 29, 2020 · Based on the Himalayan Monal pheasant’s strong association with local folklore, this pheasant has been declared as the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh in India. This pheasant was named after Lady Impey who first kept these pheasants in captivity. Keeping and Breeding the Himalayan Monal Pheasant

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